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They want me silenced. Brandeis complies by Lori Loewenthal Marcus

aayanhirsiali.jpg.png I wish to dissociate myself from the university’s statement, which implies that I was in any way consulted about this decision. On the contrary, I was completely shocked when President Frederick Lawrence called me—just a few hours before issuing a public statement—to say that such a decision had been made. ...
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A Murderer’s Life and the Chances of Peace by Jonathan S. Tobin

The New York Times did a valuable public service today by profiling the life of Muqdad Salah. But the story, which demonstrated how unlikely peace between Israelis and the Palestinians is, wasn’t intended as an indictment of Palestinian society. Salah, 47, is, as the Times reported, doing his best to make up for lost time. You see, he lost 20 years of his life to a prison sentence in an Israeli jail from which he was liberated last year. To help ease his transition back to society, the resident of Burqa in the West Bank got a generous settlement from the Palestinian Authority, an honorary rank of brigadier general in the PA military, and praise from his neighbors and fellow Palestinians. In the seven months since he got out, he has married a much younger woman, remodeled a family home, and bought a business. He’s now the picture of a successful Palestinian, but he’s got a couple of problems. One is that the no-show salary of $1,800 a month he’s collecting from the PA (which gave him $100,000 at his release) isn’t enough to live the life of ease he craves. The other is that his travel is restricted. ...
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Obama’s Latest Victim: MSNBC by Jonathan S. Tobin

As his sinking poll ratings have demonstrated, a lot of Americans are unhappy with President Obama. Weak leadership abroad, ObamaCare, and various scandals have all combined to send his popularity into a tailspin from which he is not likely to recover before the end of his term in office. But perhaps the ones who should be most angry with him are his biggest fans in the media rather than his conservative antagonists. Like the World War Two era pop classic teaches us, Obama is demonstrating that “you always hurt the ones you love.” ...
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Israel’s Identity as Jewish State at Heart of Mideast Conflict by Ben Cohen

Ah, the devious Benjamin Netanyahu! Just when we are on the cusp of a breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations, Israel’s slippery prime minister introduces a potential deal-breaker, in the form of insisting that the Palestinians recognize Israel as a Jewish state. ...
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Why doesn't the media cover Jihad attacks against Mid East Christians by Raymond Ibrahim

The United Nations, Western governments, media, universities, and talking heads everywhere insist that Palestinians are suffering tremendous abuses from the state of Israel. Conversely, the greatest human rights tragedy of our time—radical Muslim persecution of Christians, including in Palestinian controlled areas—is devotedly ignored. ...
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Why bring down Ya’alon? by Caroline B. Glick

showimage.ashx?id=217285&h=236&w=370.png The media chose to focus the campaign against Ya’alon on his purported irresponsibility and loose lips because they cannot argue with him on substance. ...
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Al Jazeera America: Twisting Israel News, Targeting Opinion Makers by Myron Kaplan

Al Jazeera America, the satellite and cable television news network owned and operated by the wealthy sheikdom of oil and gas-rich Qatar, can’t seem to present its Arab-Israeli news straight. This should come as no surprise. The Qatari ruling family supported the Muslim Brotherhood-led government of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, and the Brotherhood’s Palestinian spin-off Hamas calls for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people. ...
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Bashing Israel and Journalistic Integrity by Isi Leibler

The article by John Lyons is an example of the bitter battles we face from journalists who are either biased and intent on demonizing Israel or naively take at face value the fantasies presented to them by Arabs or delusional Israeli extremists. ...
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Evil and deeply untrue by Greg Sheridan

211479-c47ee5d6-a03e-11e3-b0f0-c1d617d9b2b1.png WE are living in a time of infamous lies against the state of Israel and the Jewish people. We are witnessing, even in Australia, a recrudescence of some of the oldest types of anti-Semitism. One of the worst recent examples of anti-Israel propaganda that led directly to anti-Semitic outbursts was the Four Corners episode Stone Cold Justice, purporting to be about treatment of Palestinian children in the West Bank. ...
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Palestinians guilty of turning kids into killers by Shmuel Ben-Shmuel

STONES are hurled on to the highway, causing a major car accident. A woman and her three young children are injured, one of them critically. ...
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Senior IDF Official Slams Australian Report on Palestinian Minors by Tamar Sternthal

"Simply fictitious," responded a senior Israel Defense Forces official when asked about allegations leveled in a Feb. 10, 2014 Australia Broadcasting Corporation "Four Corners" report concerning brutal torture of Palestinian children during interrogations. ...
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Rock solid reporting down under by Simon Plosker

In advance of an Australian Broadcasting Corporation program to be aired on February 10, The Australian’s John Lyons has produced two articles and an accompanying video interview on the subject of Israel’s treatment of Palestinian children in the West Bank. ...
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Business as usual at biased broadcaster by Janet Albrechtsen

953757-f160caf6-8d79-11e3-900f-aefb928a8a9c.png FOLLOWING the 1996 election, Prime Minister John Howard said of the ABC: "I think one of the weaknesses of the ABC is that it doesn't have a right-wing Phillip Adams." It was a gentle yet serious reminder that our taxpayer-funded national broadcaster is charged with reflecting the diversity of the Australian community under section 6 of its Charter. ...
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Canadian Minister thanks Oxfam by Jewish Press Journalists

Canada’s Employment minister Jason Kenney has countered the BDS ‘Boycott SodaStream” campaign by buying one of the company’s soda-making machines and crediting Oxfam for the idea. ...
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Julie Bishop’s stance on legality of Jewish settlements may be right by Daniel Mandel

bishop_14.png Julie Bishop when asked if she agrees Jewish communities located beyond the Arab/Israeli 1949 armistice lines are illegal replied: "I would like to see which international law has declared them illegal." ...
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ABC navy brutality reports unravel by Peter Alford

THE Australian can reveal after two days of witness interviews that allegations aired by the ABC that the Australian navy tortured and deliberately burned the hands of asylum-seekers cannot be corroborated. ...
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The Palestinian Refugees — a Reality Check (part 1) by Yoram Ettinger

Western policy-makers and media who ignore reality, and embrace the claim of Palestinian dispossession, undermine the peace process and squander the Western taxpayers’ resources. ...
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Seven reasons proving Obama is not serious about stopping Iran nukes by Morton Klein and Daniel Mandel

mortklein.jpg?format=500w.png Obama promised repeatedly to do “everything, everything” to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons. Upon closer examination, one sees this promise is as true as his ...
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Kerry: Stay home by Efraim Inbar

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned of a return to Palestinian violence and Israel's isolation if the faltering peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians ultimately fail. This is a typical leftist Pavlovian response to the impasse in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations that is now over a decade old. ...
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Iraq Tips Toward the Abyss by Bret Stephens

ed-ar402_glovie_d_20131021150325.png The tree falls in the forest, the country collapses in the desert, and the question remains the same: Does either of them make a sound if nobody can be bothered to listen? Iraq, where 4,488 Americans recently and bravely gave their lives, and over which Washington obsessed for two decades, has effectively ceased to exist for the purposes of U.S. politics. ...
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